Leading up to the Iowa caucuses, Democratic presidential candidates spoke to voters extensively about education, housing, foreign policy and drug prices. While these topics are certainly important, one critical issue didn’t get nearly enough air time: how to fix our outdated infrastructure.
From structurally deficient bridges to aging wastewater treatment facilities to rural broadband, the greater Buffalo region has a host of infrastructure needs that must be met. We can’t afford to wait another year, let alone four, for these investments to be made. And yet, these are the types of projects that need a functioning federal government to get off the ground. To date, President Trump has declared “infrastructure week” at least seven times but has failed to make the investments he promised on the campaign trail.
Fortunately, Americans now have an alternative to Trump who cares deeply about this issue. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has unveiled an unprecedented plan that will make the country’s infrastructure smarter, faster, safer and greener. Under his leadership, we can finally have the expanded broadband, better public transit, and modernized power grid that Buffalo, and the rest of the country, deserves.
When we cast our votes for the next president, we are deciding whether we want to finally build a better America equipped for the 21st century. The choice here is clear: Mike Bloomberg is the leader we need to get it done.
Amherst town supervisor